52 Sparks for 2013 Art Journal – Week 5

Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Books & Art Journals Portfolio, Featured Flag, Portfolio | 0 comments

52 Sparks for 2013 Journal - Week 5

52 Sparks for 2013 Journal – Week 5 – How do you appreciate yourself? ©2013 Diane Duncan

Name

52 Sparks for 2013 Art Journal –  Week 5

Medium

Card stock, gesso, stamps, photo, magazine clippings, doodles from a ‘play day’.

Description

This is week 5 of a weekly art journal based on guides provided by Dale Anne Potter.  All pages of this art journal are based on a tag created from card stock.  This weeks challenge was How do you appreciate yourself?

I started this week’s art journal tag by applying gesso and stamping it to create texture before it dried.  I then used a wash of water colour to enhance the texture.  I turned to my clipping file and found both a magazine headline and some brushwork samples that I thought would work with the background.  I happened to have a photo of myself sitting on my desk awaiting an experiment for image transfer and when I determined that the ‘paper’ it was printed on was not water soluble I salvage ‘me head’ and gave this week’s tag the self focus it required.

I found this week’s art journal topic hard to respond to.  I am so oriented towards ‘on to the next project’ that I seldom stop to reflect on how far I have come.  Building this website has forced me to do a look-back through my portfolios and it has made me realize how many steps there have been in this journey, how many aha moments, how often I have proceeded to tackle a new challenge with my knees shaking.  Perhaps we should schedule a regular self-appreciation time into our busy lives to remind us that we’re ‘doing more than okay!

An initial post about this project can be found  in my blog.

Circa 2013

Size

8.5″ x 5.5″

Status

In the artist’s collection.

 

 

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